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Help Wanted: Awareness and Understanding!

Help Wanted: Awareness and Understanding!

Appalachia, Allegheny, Chicago, Merrimac, Niagara, Potomac. These places as well as geographical formations of mountains, lakes, rivers and tributaries all named by First Peoples. It strikes me often as I travel throughout the USA that these places and formations are named by people who no longer inhabit these spaces.  The lack of this presence speaks […]

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No Ordinary Time. Alchemy and Love

No Ordinary Time. Alchemy and Love

This is no ordinary time. There is nothing mundane about the space, place or time we are in. It is for me right now, unnerving and unsettling and requires enormous effort to remain grounded and responsive rather than reactionary or turning a blind eye. It appears that rudeness, self righteousness, power plays, lies and lack […]

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2016. Turning 50. Australia, Africa and Speaking Truth

2016. Turning 50. Australia, Africa and Speaking Truth

The year of being all over the map! Literally and metaphorically. California, Virginia and Washington D.C in the USA, spending a glorious, blessed, memorable two weeks with beloved family in Brisbane, Australia and getting on a plane (and then more planes) Monday to head to Guinea, West Africa. I love travel for many reasons, one […]

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Fragility and Resilience. Grace and Grit

Fragility and Resilience. Grace and Grit

Human beings are a fascinating combination of fragility and resilience. I have the privilege as well as the ongoing heartbreak of witnessing this in many arenas. I see the fragmentation of soul, spirit, mind and body in those who have been subjected to a horrific act of violence and/or repeated acts of violence whether that […]

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Choosing Love. Choosing Connection.

Choosing Love. Choosing Connection.

   I have felt lately like I am being swallowed whole by the overwhelming fear, mistrust, divisiveness and polarization that is our current state of affairs. This state is unlikely to reverse unless courageous beings grounded in compassion, peace and love show up committed to building bridges, cultivating relationships, listening deeply, witnessing the suffering of […]

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